Austria: Iran's IAEA Ambassador accuses US of applying double standards to JCPOA
Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Gharib Abadi said it was a ''sad irony'' that the United States requested an emergency meeting of the nuclear watchdog's board of directors despite Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA, during said meeting in Vienna on Wednesday.
«It... Еще is a sad irony that this meeting was convened by the request of the United States, the regime which has illegally and unilaterally withdrawn from the JCPOA and has violated all its commitments under the deal, to discuss implementation of Iran`s commitment,'' Abadi said.
''President Trump has always said that the nuclear deal is the worst deal in the international arena. How come if it is the worst deal we are now concerned about non-implementation or ceasing implementation of some parts of Iran`s obligations under the deal?'' Abadi added.
«Iran will cease some parts of implementation of this application under the deal every 60 days unless there is going to be substantial progress made towards the implementation of the obligations of other remaining parties to the JCPOA, especially the European Union and the EU Three,'' Abadi said when asked about what Iran would do in two months if it didn't receive economic aid from the European Union.
Wednesday's meeting followed a US request after the IAEA reported that Iran has stockpiled more than 300kg of enriched uranium, exceeding the limit set by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran said that as of Sunday it will begin breaking another key limit set in the JCPOA, which restricts the enrichment level of its uranium stockpile to 3.67 percent.